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  • Dec 15, 2016

    Platinum-selling recording artist Cole Swindell prepares to wrap not only his third annual sold-out headlining Down Home Tour (CMT ON TOUR Presents the COLE SWINDELL DOWN HOME TOUR) this weekend, but he wraps a memorable milestone year which includes notching his record-breaking sixth consecutive No. 1 single (“Middle of a Memory”), being named the NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year and celebrating the biggest song of his career thus far with the title track of his sophomore album released in May, “You Should Be Here.”

    “You Should Be Here,” considered a career-defining song for Swindell, racked up over 1 BILLION audience impressions and has been a Top 5 selling country song since the month it impacted radio in January. The song was certified-Platinum and boasts over 70 million streams, 1.3 MILLION+ tracks sold and almost 35 million YouTube views. The humbled singer/songwriter performed the emotional song on the Grand Ole Opry on his late Dad’s birthday. Additionally, he performed the song on the 51st Annual ACM Awards, Good Morning America, Fox’s American Country Countdown Awards and in one of the most emotional and special moments for Swindell was performing the song live at the World Trade Center terrace overlooking Freedom Tower on Fox & Friends in front of friends, families, first responders and survivors of 9/11.

    2016 career highlights for Swindell included:

    Self-titled debut album was certified Platinum this year by the RIAA
    USA Today named his performance of “You Should Be Here” the “Biggest Moment” of the night at the CMA Music Festival
    Teamed with the USO for their 75th Anniversary celebration and the USO’s Campaign to Connect helping the USO reach 1 million messages of support to service members and their families
    Just eight months after he released “You Should Be Here,” the song reached the “1 Billion, 1 Million” milestone for surpassing over 1 BILLION audience impressions and selling more than 1 MILLION track equivalent sales.
    Toured with Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour
    Released his Down Home Sessions III EP, a collection of new music for his fans, in tandem with his sold-out third annual Down Home Tour returning to the bars and clubs where he got his start
    “Middle of A Memory” (second single from You Should Be Here) became his 6th consecutive #1 single and his 5th No. 1 video and 9th No. 1 song as a songwriter
    Nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year
    Was honorary starter at the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Hollywood Casino 400
    Celebrity judge at Miss America pageant
    Swindell was surprised with a special serenade of the song, which averaged two million streams per week, by Angelica Hale at the Miss America pageant. The 9-year-old, who sang the National Anthem at the ceremony’s opening, is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network. The video quickly racked up a million views and captured hearts of those who saw the performance.
    Announced he will be touring with Dierks Bentley’s “What In The Hell World Tour” in 2017
    Performing a pre-game Fan Fest concert at the NCAA's Orange Bowl on December 30
    Performing the halftime show at the NCAA’s Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Eve

    "I look back on this year and am just overwhelmed with emotion,” said Swindell. “I knew that music was powerful but I never ever could have imagined what impact my music could truly have on other people and more importantly in turn what it has done for me. I wrote a song as a way to help myself through the grief of losing my Dad. But it quickly became bigger than me as people began writing to me with the most incredible stories about how the song helped them through extraordinary life events. I knew then it wasn’t about me anymore. I hope my fans know they have helped ME with every story, every ticket they have bought this year, every call to radio, and just showing up at my shows. “You Should Be Here” has truly changed my life. I am truly truly blessed with a great team around me, great friends, great songwriting buddies, encouraging support from my friends at radio and media and most importantly blessed with the greatest fans in the world. 2016 was pretty amazing and it’s going to be really hard to top … but I’m up for the challenge!”

  • Dec 01, 2016

    As the Holidays close in, it's important to be with the one's you love and for some who didn't think they could make it home this year, Cole Swindell has partnered with Southwest Airlines for the chance to win a trip home for the Holidays. Enter here for the chance to win: http://www.coleswindell.com/holidaysweeps .

  • Nov 14, 2016

    Video for “Middle of a Memory” No. 1 on CMT Hot 20 Countdown This Week

    Platinum-selling recording artist Cole Swindell is enjoying an unforgettable year as his current single “Middle Of A Memory” becomes his sixth consecutive No. 1 (breaking his own record) and ninth overall as a songwriter. Additionally, the video for “Middle of a Memory,” directed by Michael Monaco, is No. 1 on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this week making this Swindell’s fifth No. 1 video. "Thanks to my team at Warner for my SIXTH #1 in a row!” said Swindell. “Country Radio you have been so good to me and a huge part of why I get to hear fans singing songs like ‘Middle Of A Memory’ back to me every night! Let's celebrate!" Swindell was surprised with a special serenade of the song earlier this year, which is averaging two million streams per week, by Angelica Hale at the Miss America pageant. The 9-year-old, who sang the National Anthem at the ceremony’s opening, is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network and met Swindell in a meeting arranged by the Miss America Organization. The video quickly racked up a million views and captured hearts of those who saw the performance.

    "Middle of a Memory," co-written by Swindell, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell, is the second single off Swindell’s latest album You Should Be Here. The no. 1 title track which racked up over 1 billion audience impressions and a Top 5 selling country song since the month it impacted radio in January, was also preceded by Swindell's four No. 1 singles off his Gold-certified debut album, including the smash hits, gold-certified “Let Me See Ya Girl,” along with platinum-certified “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It."

    This year, Swindell has partnered with CMT to headline his third annual Down Home Tour with the sold-out CMT ON TOUR Presents the COLE SWINDELL DOWN HOME TOUR. Following two previous sold-out tours, the third annual headlining tour kicked off earlier this month with fans packing a sold-out Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK and will wrap in December. The tour features openers and rising new artists Cole Taylor, Travis Denning and Jon Langston.Swindell looks forward to this time of the year when he releases new fan-favorite music, and in tandem returning to some of the clubs, venues and fans that gave him his start in touring.

    The partnership marks the 15th annual tour for CMT, which has been a springboard for a number of country superstars. CMT On Tour launched in 2002, and has featured superstar headliners including Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett. The tour is produced by Live Nation.

    Down Home Sessions III, the brand new collection of music for his fans, was also just released in support of his annual fan-favorite Down Home Tour. The EP, Down Home Sessions III, is available digitally via Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville.

  • Nov 01, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (November 1, 2016) –-Platinum-selling recording artist Cole Swindell just wrapped the first weekend of his headlining CMT ON TOUR Presents the COLE SWINDELL DOWN HOME TOUR with sold-out shows.The tour kicked off last week with fans packing a sold-out Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK and continued to Wichita, KS, Denver, CO, and Odessa, TX. Swindell takes a brief detour back to Nashville this week for the 50th Annual CMA Awards where he is nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year. The Down Home Tour will continue Friday (Nov 4) at the Lyric Oxford in Oxford, MS.

    Following two previous sold-out Down Home tours, Swindell looks forward to this time of the year when he releases new fan-favorite music, and in tandem returning to some of the clubs, venues and fans that gave him his start in touring.
    “Taking care of the people who take care of you,” Swindell told CMT.com, “that’s how I was raised and how I like to do things. We wouldn’t be where we are without people loving our music.”

    This year, Swindell has partnered with CMT to launch his third annual Down Home Tour with CMT ON TOUR Presents the COLE SWINDELL DOWN HOME TOUR. Following two previous sold-out tours, the third annual headlining tour kicked off this last week at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK and will wrap in December. The tour features openers and rising new artists Cole Taylor, Travis Denning and Jon Langston.

    For complete information on tickets and the tour, sign up for the Down Home Crew at www.ColeSwindell.com, and follow the fun on social using #CMTonTour.

    Click HERE for Cole Swindell’s Down Home Sessions Playlist.

    The partnership marks the 15th annual tour for CMT, which has been a springboard for a number of country superstars. CMT On Tour launched in 2002, and has featured superstar headliners including Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett. The tour is produced by Live Nation.

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